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Posted on Tue, Jan 10, 2012 : 2:27 p.m.

Man charged with robbing Ypsilanti gas station remains jailed on bond

By Lee Higgins

A man accused of robbing the Boggs gas station convenience store in Ypsilanti on Sunday night remains jailed this afternoon on a $10,000 bond, with the right to post 10 percent, jail officials said.

Jason Charles Smith, 37, of Ypsilanti Township, was arraigned Monday afternoon at the Washtenaw County Jail on a charge of armed robbery.



Ypsilanti police said Smith entered the store at 405 North Prospect Road at 5:20 p.m. Sunday and passed a note, demanding money and implying that he had a gun.

Police said he left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police said a witness followed him and officers apprehended him shortly after the robbery, recovering all of the stolen cash.

Smith is scheduled to return to court for a preliminary hearing Jan. 17.



Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 3 a.m.

He's got a nasty past, i expect more from Higgins and 10% is nothing considering he's done prison and county time, several assult charges as well as domestic violence.


Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 2:26 a.m.

Great Job to the witness, this is what we meed more of (citizens getting involved) and helping our police.


Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 1:06 a.m.

Way to go witness and YPD! But $10k/10% bond for armed robbery? Is that a typo?